Where Can I Find My Matric Results: KwaZulu Natal

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Upon the official announcement of the 2021 National Matric Results, it is important to know exactly where and how to find your results. You can find all of the need to know information here.

Where To Find Your Results

The following ways are available to students to get their results:

Physical Results Certificate

Students can get their result certificates directly from the school they attended on the 21st of January 2022. To do this they will need to provide the staff at their school with their proof of identification, for example their ID.

SMS Service

Students can make use of the National SMS service provided by the Department of Basic Education. The SMS service is charged at R1.50 per SMS. To do so they must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Send a text message to 35658
  • Step 2 – This message must first contain your 13 digit ID number, followed by a space, and then your unique 13 digit exam number
  • Step 3 – Once you have successfully completed your registration your results will be sent to your phone number when available

USSD System

Students can use the USSD service as made available by the Department of Basic Education. Standard USSD rates apply. To do so students must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 – On your mobile phone dial *120*35658#
  • Step 2 – Answer a number of questions as asked by the USSD system
  • Step 3 – Enter your 13 digit ID number
  • Step 4 – Select either “Yes/No” to opt-in or opt-out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act regulations
  • Step 5 – Your results will be sent to you per subject as they are made available

Note: You will only receive your results per subject if you chose to ‘Opt-in’ for the USSD system when prompted. If you choose to ‘Opt-out’ your results will not be sent to you via the USSD system.


Students can also register to view their results on the Department of Basic Education website. This process involves two-step verification and students will need to provide both their 13 digit ID number as well as their unique 13 digit exam number.


With the ruling by the Gauteng High Court on the 18th of January 2022, students who expressly provided their consent to have their results published on public media platforms, such as local Newspapers, will be able to view their results within specified local Newspapers on the 21st of January 2022.

Release Of Your Results

Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, has been confirmed to announce the National Results of the 2021 Matric Examinations, during a public media announcement on the 20th of January 2022. She is also expected to announce the results of the Provincial Results during her address.

After the announcement on the 20th of January 2022, the release of results to students will be done on the 21st of January 2022.

Publication Of Your Results

The Gauteng High Court, on the 18th of January 2022, ruled in favor of several educational boards and civil rights groups in their challenge against the decision by the Department of Basic Education to no longer release results to public media platforms. This would mean that the court effectively ordered the DBE to continue with the normal release of results to news outlets and newspapers.

The Department of Basic Education announced on the 11th of January 2022 that its concerns about overstepping the regulations of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) stopped it from allowing the publication of results for public viewing. It deemed this publication, of what it considered personal information, an overstepping of the POPI Act.

However, the release of results went ahead. The court did state that only students who provided express consent for their results to be published would see it done.

KwaZulu Natal Matric Results 2020.

Here is everything you need to know about finding your matric results as a student from KwaZulu Natal. 

  • The Department of Education 
  • Online 
  • Your Cellphone 
  • The Newspaper

The Department of Education

Another way to find out about your results is through the Department of Education in KwaZulu Natal. If you are unable to access your results or are confused by the process, you can contact them on:

Tel: 033 846 5475 
Tel: 0800 204 353

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released). 
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results. 
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number. 
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen. 
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print. 

Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here


Online is an easy place to find your matric results as soon as they come out. There are various platforms that you can use but most importantly, the Department of Education’s website will have your results as soon as they are released. 

To access your results on their website, you need to log on with:

  • Your Examination Number.
  • Your ID Number 
  • Your Details 

If you are from a private school that fell under the IEB, you can repeat the above process on the IEB website as soon as your results are released. Keep in mind that your results might be released earlier than the public school results. 

Another credible source where you can find your matric results is News24. This online news platform has a page dedicated to the release of the matric results. As soon as they come out, they will be available here.

Matric College is a credible source of education information and it will also have all of the results as soon as they are released. To find your results, keep up to date with their news page.

Your Cellphone

Since we are hardly parted with our mobile devices, this is a great way for you to get your matric results in February 2021. You have two options on your cell phone, namely:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 KwaZulu-Natal

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021


USSD is a quick method when it comes to getting your matric results upon their release. To access them this way, all you have to do is:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.
  • You will then receive your matric results.


Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper.

Here are the newspapers in Kwa-Zulu Natal that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Author: Morné van Emmenis 
Editor: Chloe Bydawell 
Date Published: February, 2, 2022

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